Networking – protocols – BOOTP

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What is the BOOTP protocol used for, where might you find it in Windows network infrastructure?

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Networking – protocols – BOOTP

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The Bootstrap Protocol, or BOOTP, is a network protocol used by a network client to obtain an IP address from a configuration server.A BOOTP configuration server assigns an IP address to each client from a pool of addresses.BOOTP has also been used for Unix-like diskless workstations to obtain the network location of their boot image in addition to an IP address, and also by enterprises to roll out a pre-configured client (e.g., Windows) installation to newly installed PCs.

Originally requiring the use of a boot floppy disk to establish the initial network connection, manufacturers of network cards later embedded the protocol in the BIOS of the interface cards as well as system boards with on-board network adapters, thus allowing direct network booting.The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a more advanced protocol for the same purpose and has superseded the use of BOOTP. Most DHCP servers also function as BOOTP servers. In Windows 2003 server RIS Server use BOOTP protocol it give the IP address to the client when client machine starts first boot option will have to be NIC card. The NIC card get the ip address from dhcp server and it get windows XP image from RIS server and windows installation begin with out need of CD Rom.

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BOOTP is also referred to as Bootstrap Protocol. This is the network protocol used by network client to acquire an IP address from the configuration server and was originally described in RFC 951. This is normally used when a computer is booting up during the bootstrap process. A BOOTP configuration server allocates an IP address from a collection of addresses to every client and uses the User Datagram Protocol or UDP on IPv4 as a transport.

BOOTP is originally aided by a boot floppy disk to set up the first network connection but network card manufacturers later inserted the protocol in the BIOS of the interface cards including those motherboards with integrated network adapters. This generally permits direct network booting like what our office was originally designed, all computers are connected with each other using a coaxial cable and all workstations directly boots from the server. The use of BOOTP has been outdated by DHCP or the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol which is a more advanced protocol and also has the same use.

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